1969 Diploma of Physiotherapy, Sydney
1979 Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Manipulative Therapy), CCHS, Sydney
2003 Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney
2007 Post Doctoral Fellow
Education for Practice Institute
Charles Sturt University
2009 Adjunct Research Associate
Education for Practice Institute
Charles Sturt University
Summary of Teaching History
2002 – 2004 Clinical educator and Clinical supervisor on the Master of Applied cience (Manipulative Therapy), Faculty of Health Science, The University of Sydney
1980-1994 Clinical educator, clinical supervisor on the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Manipulative Therapy, C.C.H.S). including Course coordinator, principal clinical educator and clinical supervisor in 1985.
1980-1990 Principal lecturer conducting 1 week peripheral and vertebral courses run for the Australian Physiotherapy Association Manual Therapy Study Group
Summary of work history
2007 to present Coordinator of Medical Conferences in Antarctic, Arctic and Galapagos Islands in conjunction with Peregrine Adventures and StuVac Seminars
2000 to 2009 Part time private practitioner, Metropolitan Physiotherapy Services, Caringbah
2003 – 2006 Associate, Centre for Professional Education Advancement, Faculty of health Sciences , The University of Sydney
1995-1998 Author. Multiple lay press publications.
1975-1994 Principal, Private Practice, Cronulla, Caringbah
1973 Physiotherapist, Hammersmith Hospital, London
1969-1972 Physiotherapist, The Sutherland Hospital, Caringbah, NSW
Pynt, Jenny & Higgs, Joy. (2010) A History of Seating 3000BC to 2000AD: Function versus Aesthetics, Cambria Press, New York.
Pynt Jenny, Higgs Joy (2009) The Design and Use of Healthy Seating, Hampden Press, Sydney.
Pynt, Jenny. (1998) The Seat of your Pain may be your Chair, Simon & Schuster, Roseville, Sydney
Pynt, Jenny. (1996) Desk Exercises, Kangaroo Press, Sydney.
Winner of WorkCover Award, 1997
Translated into Chinese for publication in Taiwan, 1996
Pynt, J., Larsen, D., Nicholl, D. & Higgs, J. (2008) Historical phases in physiotherapy In: Contexts of Physiotherapy. (Eds. Higgs, J., Smith, Webb, Skinner & Crocker), Elsevier Australia, Chatswood
Pynt, J (2009) Designing seats for task, health and manufacture in the 1800s. Industrial Engineer, 41 (10) , 30-35
Pynt, J., Mackey, M. & Higgs, J. (2008). Kyphosed seated postures: Extending concepts of postural health beyond the office. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 18 (1), 35-45
Pynt, J. & Higgs, J. (2008). Nineteenth-century Patent seating: Too comfortable to be moral? Journal of Design History, 21 (3), 277-288.
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. (2001). Seeking the optimal posture of the seated lumbar spine. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 17(1), 5-21.
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. (2002). Milestones in the evolution of lumbar spinal postural health in seating. Spine, 27(19), 2180-2189.
Lay press Publications
Pynt, Jennifer “Tumbling Up” March, 2009, HealthSmart, Readers Digest
Pynt, Jennifer “Designing seats for task, health and manufacture in the 1800s” In Press, June 2009, Industrial Engineer, USA
1996-1998: Articles in WellBeing, Good Parenting, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Travelling Life
Keynote Conference Presentations
“Ancient Greek Seating: A cause of modern day back pain.” The McKenzie Institute AGM, Sydney, 30 May, 2009
“Ancient Greek seating and the power of aesthetics over the practical and rational: causes of modern day back pain.” 5 November, 2008, Quarterly Clinical lectures, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland
“Ergonomics of seating: Key applications in and out of the workplace.” Medical Challenges Conference. The Painful Joint: From Problems to Solutions 18-28 February, Antarctica, 2008
“The impact of sitting and seating on the health of the lumbar spine.” Medical Challenges Conference. The Painful Joint: From Problems to Solutions, 18-28 February, Antarctica, 2008
“How stable are you? Medical Challenges Conference.” The Painful Joint: From Problems to Solutions, 18-28 February, Antarctica, 2008
“To Flex, extend or stabilize: That is the question.” The Painful Joint: From Problems to Solutions, 18-28 February, Antarctica, 2008
“Hippocratic and modern therapeutic approaches to low back pain: the old preempts the new.” Treat Yourself: The McKenzie approach to musculoskeletal pain.
28 December-7 January, 2009, Antarctica
Pynt J. Rethinking sitting and seating. Invited presentation for Ergo Expo, Las Vegas, 30 November -3 December 2010
Pynt, J., & Higgs, J., Hippocratic and modern therapeutic approaches: The old pre-empts the new. Presented at “Medicine in Context” ANZSHM 10th Biennial Conference, Canberra, 3-6 July, 2007.
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. An historical review of the influence of medical knowledge on posturally healthy seating design, Presented at 39th International Conference of the History of Medicine, Bari, Italy, 5-10 September, 2004.
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. The influence of medical knowledge on seating design from the 18th century to the present: beneficial or sacrificial for the health of the low back?, Presented at 12th Biennial National Conference of the Australian Historical Association, Newcastle, Australia, 5-9 July, 2004.
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. An historical review of the influence of medical knowledge on posturally healthy seating design. In Proceedings of the 7th International Physiotherapy Congress, 25-28 May, Sydney, p. 107, 2002.
Higgs, J., Pynt, J. & Larsen, D. (2001). Hermeneutic historiography: New approaches to qualitative data analysis. In Critical Issues in Qualitative Research: Conference 3–7 July (2001) Abstracts, Association for Qualitative Research, Melbourne, p. 25, 2001
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. (2000). An historical analysis of functional seating and seated spinal postures. In Proceedings of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists Conference, Perth, p. 147, 2000
Pynt, J., Higgs, J. & Mackey, M. (2000). Historical research and the development of functional seating. In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference of the History of Medicine, Galveston, TX, 10-15 September, p. 54, 2000
Pynt, J. & Higgs, J. (1999). Postural ramifications of the historical development of seating design. In Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine. Sydney, 7-10 July, pp. 249-250, 1999.
Conferences Convened under the StuVac banner
StuVac Seminarspresents Management of cervical spine disorders: whiplash and cervicogenic headache. 20-26 July, 2010, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. Keynote speaker Professor Gwen Jull.
StuVac Seminars presents The McKenzie method: Treat yourself. 27 June to 7 July, 2011, Baltic Sea. Keynote speaker Dr Helen Clare.
StuVac Seminars presents When the pelvis gives way it’s tough to play. 16-27 July, 2011, Galapagos Islands and Quito Ecuador, Keynote speakers, Linda-Joy Lee, Diane Lee.
StuVac Seminars presents Managing pain by changing the brain: Insights from research and practice 12-22 October, 2011. Northern circuit Tanzania. Keynote speaker Professor Paul Hodges.
StuVac Seminars presents Coordination between breathing and locomotion in high Altitude. 22-30 October, 2011. A study conducted by Professor Paul Hodges.
Conferences under the StuVac banner convened by invitation
Invited by Peregrine Polar Expeditions to convene and coordinate: Treating lumbo-pelvic pain: stabilize, mobilize, energise, excise? 6-23 July, 2009, High Arctic, Spitsbergen. Keynote speakers, Professor Paul Hodges, Linda-Joy Lee.
Invited by Peregrine Adventures to convene and coordinate: Evolving understanding of musculoskeletal pain, Puerto Ayora and Galapagos Islands, 7-26 September, 2009. Keynote speakers, Professor Paul Hodges, Jenny McConnell AM
Invited by Peregrine Polar Expeditions to convene and coordinate Intervention and prevention in health: Research to practice 22 February-8 March, 2010 Falklands, Antarctica. Keynote speakers Professor David Sonnabend, Rani Lueder
Conferences convened by invitation
Invited by Professor Lorne Greenspan, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada to convene and coordinate: The Painful Joint: From Problems to Solutions 18-28 February, 2008, Antarctica. Keynote speaker Jenny McConnell AM.
Invited by Professor Lorne Greenspan, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada to convene and coordinate: Treat Yourself: The McKenzie approach to musculoskeletal pain. 28 December-7 January, 2009, Antarctica. Keynote speaker Dr Helen Clare
Medical History Consultant for “The Colony”. A Hilton Cordell Production in Association with The History Channel. Screened SBS January to March, 2005